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Glen Waverley

Language spoken at home

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In Glen Waverley, 56% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

Glen Waverley's language statistics show the proportion of the population who speak a language at home other than English. They indicate how culturally diverse a population is and the degree to which different ethnic groups and nationalities are retaining their language.

Glen Waverley's language statistics should be analysed in conjunction with Country of Birth and Proficiency in English to assist in identifying specific cultural and ethnic groups in the area and the services required by the multicultural community.

Please note: Due to changes in ABS rules around perturbation and additivity of data to protect the confidentiality of individuals in 2016, counts of individual language groups and totals derived from them may differ slightly from those published by the ABS. For more information see notes on data confidentiality.

Derived from the Census question:

'Does the person speak a language other than English at home?'

Total population

Language spoken at home - Ranked by size
Glen Waverley - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idMandarin7,78419.614.74,86312.49.3+2,921
Cantonese
3,4268.64.83,4198.74.9+7
Sinhalese
1,5543.92.51,1593.02.2+395
Tamil
1,1352.91.59402.41.3+195
Hindi
9432.41.75811.51.2+362
map this data in atlas.idGreek8452.15.79642.56.5-119
Korean
6731.71.37191.81.3-46
Vietnamese
6341.61.66101.61.5+24
Italian
3390.92.14011.02.6-62
Indonesian
2980.71.03280.80.9-30
Punjabi
2750.70.82070.50.8+68
Min Nan (incl.Hokkien)
2680.70.42940.70.4-26
Telugu
2550.60.51970.50.3+58
Persian/Dari
2480.60.52030.50.4+45
Urdu
2280.60.4980.20.3+130
Gujarati
1930.50.51680.40.4+25
Marathi
1910.50.31700.40.2+21
Malayalam
1890.50.51020.30.3+87
Chinese, nfd
1790.40.52160.60.5-37
Bengali
1720.40.51380.40.4+34
Arabic
1630.40.71500.40.7+13
Russian
1390.30.51660.40.6-27
Armenian
1310.30.31640.40.4-33
German
1310.30.41660.40.4-35
Spanish
1110.30.51580.40.5-47
Japanese
1080.30.5940.20.4+14
Filipino/Tagalog
1060.30.51260.30.5-20
Kannada
1000.30.2750.20.1+25
Polish
860.20.41440.40.5-58
Khmer
840.20.2810.20.2+3
French
810.20.41000.30.5-19
Hungarian
760.20.2960.20.2-20
Malay
730.20.2600.20.2+13
Serbian
670.20.2960.20.3-29
Thai
660.20.3800.20.2-14
Croatian
610.20.3890.20.3-28
Turkish
570.10.2450.10.2+12
Non-verbal so described
550.10.2410.10.1+14
Hakka
520.10.1450.10.1+7
Afrikaans
400.10.1580.10.1-18
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Excludes languages with fewer than 20 people speaking them at home, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Language spoken at home - Summary
Glen Waverley - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only16,32641.045.419,40249.552.1-3,076
Non-English total22,11155.550.118,42247.044.4+3,689
Not stated1,3693.44.41,3893.53.5-20

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Language spoken at home, 2016
Language spoken at home, 2016 Mandarin, City of Monash: 14.7% Cantonese, City of Monash: 4.8% Sinhalese, City of Monash: 2.5% Tamil, City of Monash: 1.5% Hindi, City of Monash: 1.7% Greek, City of Monash: 5.7% Korean, City of Monash: 1.3% Vietnamese, City of Monash: 1.6% Italian, City of Monash: 2.1% Indonesian, City of Monash: 1.0% Mandarin, Glen Waverley: 19.6% Cantonese, Glen Waverley: 8.6% Sinhalese, Glen Waverley: 3.9% Tamil, Glen Waverley: 2.9% Hindi, Glen Waverley: 2.4% Greek, Glen Waverley: 2.1% Korean, Glen Waverley: 1.7% Vietnamese, Glen Waverley: 1.6% Italian, Glen Waverley: 0.9% Indonesian, Glen Waverley: 0.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in language spoken at home, 2011 to 2016
Change in language spoken at home, 2011 to 2016 Mandarin, Glen Waverley: +2,921 Cantonese, Glen Waverley: +7 Sinhalese, Glen Waverley: +395 Tamil, Glen Waverley: +195 Hindi, Glen Waverley: +362 Greek, Glen Waverley: -119 Korean, Glen Waverley: -46 Vietnamese, Glen Waverley: +24 Italian, Glen Waverley: -62 Indonesian, Glen Waverley: -30
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the language spoken at home by the population of Glen Waverley in 2016 compared to City of Monash shows that there was a smaller proportion of people who spoke English only, and a larger proportion of those speaking a non-English language (either exclusively, or in addition to English).

Overall, 41.0% of the population spoke English only, and 55.5% spoke a non-English language, compared with 45.4% and 50.1% respectively for City of Monash.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Glen Waverley was Mandarin, with 19.6% of the population, or 7,784 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of Glen Waverley and City of Monash in 2016 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Mandarin at home (19.6% compared to 14.7%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Cantonese at home (8.6% compared to 4.8%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Tamil at home (2.9% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Greek at home (2.1% compared to 5.7%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 3,689 or 20.0%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 3,076 or 15.9%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in Glen Waverley between 2011 and 2016 were for those speaking:

  • Mandarin (+2,921 persons)
  • Sinhalese (+395 persons)
  • Hindi (+362 persons)
  • Tamil (+195 persons)

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